Wow! On President’s Day We Find An Intelligent Republican (But Unfortunately He’s Not A “Leader”)

Ah, Presidents’ Day! It’s really George Washington’s birthday but in our “modern” culture even losers get a trophy – so now the national Washington’s birthday celebration has been repackaged. With the repackaged holiday even presidents that only served for thirty-one days and those who deserve scorn now have a day to be collectively honored. But how can we be churlish about giving losers their day? After all, these days even the once honorable Nobel Peace Prize is debased to meaninglessness – like paper “diplomas” to millions of kindergartners.

Ah, Presidents’ Day! The feces is flowing freely through the hallways in rhythmic waves. All that’s left to eat are onion sandwiches (and by “onion” we are not referring to the satirical rag that is occasionally funny but real tear inducing onions). We’re all on the Carnival Triumph now.

Ah, Presidents’ Day! A day to remember the good old days when we lived in America not Borgia Italy. A day to recall the days when we had a free press that although biased was not in the bilge tank bellowing perfume to hide the stench of the rising corruption. Ah, Presidents’ Day!

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This past weekend we caught up some on our TV picture box viewing. In between episodes of Squidbillies we meandered over to Fox News and we caught up on the remarkable Dr. Ben Carsons.

Dr. Ben Carsons is a remarkable and outstanding man worthy of attention and respect. We really, really, like this guy (and his mother is out of this world wonderful).

But we are extremely troubled by one thing Dr. Carsons said. Asked about his life story and the possibility of a run for public office the good doctor said there was nothing in his personal life that could come back to haunt him and “de-legitimize” him (at the 35 minute mark on the video). The doctor said he had a “clean” life. Poor deluded creature.

As amazing a man as Dr. Carsons is we know exactly how he will be destroyed, how he will be de-legitimized by the Obama thugs. The destruction will begin soon as Barack Obama thugs issue the orders to make sure Dr. Carson is silenced as a credible opposition voice.

As a brilliant critic of ObamaCare, who has added credibility because of his high level medical background, Dr. Carson must be destroyed. It’s not a matter of having a “clean” life. Doctor Carsons has clearly led an exemplary life but that means nothing to the Obama personal destruction machine. Ask all those who have run for elective office against Barack Obama. How to do it is simple.

Dr. Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist. That particular sect has received some very good publicity lately because of the dietary rules followed and because of their medical institutions such as the Loma Linda medical facilities they run. Recently PBS broadcast a documentary on values and beliefs as well as the long lives of Adventists.

It won’t be long however until the Matt Damon’s of the Obama left begin to attack Dr. Carsons over the all important issue of dinosaurs and cavemen. What does Dr. Carsons think of evolution, and dinosaurs and cavemen? Who can forget genius Matt Damon going ape over Sarah Palin and the only issue of importance – dinosaurs?

The wonderful Dr. Ben Carsons will be destroyed. The reason for Dr. Carsons destruction will be that the Republicans still have no methodology, no systemic way of protecting candidates who are women or minorities. Hells Bells, Republicans can’t even defend their white male candidates.

In the last update to our last article we wrote about what Republicans better learn to do. Adapt or die.

Yup, adapt or die.

After years and years and years, one Republican/conservative finally understands what we have been writing for so long, what we wrote about in that last update to our last article. Adapt or die:

“I am saying nothing that isn’t glaringly obvious to all thinking beings, but apparently that category does not include the Republican leadership, who expect Obama to behave the way their country club buddies act when there is an argument over where to drop after an unhittable lie. When he doesn’t, which is always, they are left flabbergasted. He is particularly good at the outrageous, brazen falsehood that he dares the polite Republican leadership to challenge…and they never do! And when someone has the temerity to criticize Obama, he is chastised by his betters in the Republican hierarchy.

What fools.

Playing nice got us nothing except another term for Obama. Railing against the MBM as a bunch of partisan hacks got us exactly nothing in four years. We either take off the gloves and embrace Alinsky, — because after all, WE are the radicals now — or resign ourselves to our and our children’s fate; living in the socialist/statist utopia that Obama has dreamed of for his entire life.

We have been counting on the innate intelligence of the American voter, who tossed Carter out on his ear, laughed at Dukakis, and even rejected the inventor of the internet. But the voters are more ignorant than ever, and they are being manipulated more effectively than ever. We can no longer rely on American exceptionalism to carry the day — we must fight with the most effective tools at hand, and that means a much more underhanded and manipulative approach to political discourse. The Left already has its instruction manuals; there is no reason why the Republican party can’t embrace the tactics of success , tailored for the fact-based world, and perhaps claw back some of the control that we have ceded to them.

I don’t know about you folks, but I am tired of losing to these ignorant, race-baiting, anti-Semitic, anti-freedom bastards. If we have to take off the gloves, hit below the belt, play dirty pool, or whatever metaphor you prefer for playing dirty…and winning….then I am all for it.

America is was the greatest country in history, and I would prefer to see it return to its former glory before I die.”

Notice how unfortunately even this strong advice is handled as if it is a dirty diaper? Al Sharpton, one of the biggest race-baiters in history is on MSNBC every day race-baiting even more and the notion that a counter strategy against Obama race-baiting must be devised and implemented is viewed as “dirty”.

What to do is so obvious yet it is a matter of great debate among the right of center these days.

Consider: On the one hand you have Al Sharpton and Barack Obama thugs who shout “RACISM!” at the drop of a hat. Has this constant shouting of “RACISM!” devalued the charge? Maybe, maybe not. But in either case that is irrelevant because the effect of shouting “RACISM!” is much more subtle and powerful than these Republicans/conservatives realize.

A low information voter, which most Americans are, see Obama Dimocrats and those on the left constantly on watch for racists. These low information voters therefore assume that the left side is on the good side of the fight – after all you almost never hear a Republican or a conservative shout “RACISM” – this must mean that those on the right don’t care about racism or even worse are racists.

In 2008 Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton rotated their heads 360 degrees when they were called racists. “They played the race card on me!” whined Bill. Bill and Hillary never came up with a strategy to counter the race-baiting either and they had an exquisite history of fighting racism.

Ah, race-baiting – on this Presidents’ Day it’s important to remember that race-baiting is how Obama became the current occupant of the White House.


104 thoughts on “Wow! On President’s Day We Find An Intelligent Republican (But Unfortunately He’s Not A “Leader”)

  1. I like how Dr Ben Carson always has a peaceful smile on his face when he is speaking…he emotes a calm wisdom…

    …so unlike O with that jutting angry condescending staccato O constantly uses when speaking and reading his teleprompter

  2. Washington was an admirable man because of his excellent leadership qualities; but another outstanding quality of this great leader, often overlooked, was humility. Even at the pinnacle of his power, Washington maintained a humble stance towards his role as the President of the United States of America. As President, he never wavered from assuming the role of a public servant over that of a mighty ruler – a position that most modern presidents have often ignored.

  3. S, haven’t you heard that the poor and the middle class have stopped driving from sheer joy at Obama’s reelection? They don’t need gas anymore.

  4. Ah, race-baiting – on this Presidents’ Day it’s important to remember that race-baiting is how Obama became the current occupant of the White House.


    Yes admin, that’s true.

  5. As far as fighting the race-baiters, the Repubs are more comfortable playing defense and playing the victim than fighting back.

  6. If we had a legitimate media, the left would be exposed. I say, go after big media, not just in the collective sense, but on a personal level. The movement of one destroyer of words like Jeff Zucker from NBC to CNN expands the contagion, and that is where it must be stopped. Piers Morgan is as bad as Sharpton, and the few conservative voices that used to be there like Buchanan and Dobbs have been run off. And whichever one of them who attacks Rubio or Carson needs to be labelled a racist, and smeared from here to kingdom come.

  7. I work at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Frankly, I am not impressed by the quality of most of the SDA docs there.

  8. Small world Tony Stark. 🙂 Our readers/commenters are everywhere it seems.

    Is it only SDA doctors that work at Loma Linda and have you seen the PBS series we linked to?

  9. Admin: the only way to defeat Obama and his fellow leftists is to throw out the country club republicans who are too genteel and incestuous to wage total war against our enemies. Rove and his ilk need to be dethroned. Lee Atwater had that nack but he died at 39 of a brain tumor. A guy like Darryl Issa has the fire in the belly we need. How different things would be if he was Speaker instead of Casper Milqtoast Boener, and those in his power structure.

  10. The next time there are presidential debates, Republicans should refuse to appear on ABC and CNN. Raditz and Crowley had their chance to be neutral, and they proved themselves to be bitter partisans. A price must be extracted from their networks for that kind of overreaching. At this point it is foolish to treat the media as fair and to conduct business as usual with them.

  11. They may not know shit from shinola, but they know which political party they support, and what it takes to get invited to White House parties. These comments from red state about big media (bm)> (The only point I dispute is that it is at all suprising that a Politico reporter knows little about politics. It is de rigeur.

    We expect most mainstream reporters to do intense research before they write a story.

    Why on earth would you expect that?

    While the reporter works for Politico, she obviously knows very little about politics –

    SOP for all journalists.

    Michael Crichton said it best years ago:

    “Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them. In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”

    You are right!
    Crichton sums it up perfectly. Even smart people fall prey to this symptom of CRS.
    I don’t usually mind forgetting what I had for breakfast yesterday, but it pisses me off that I can be duped into this very phenomenon. An article I just read sometimes can influence the very next article.
    I think it’s mood or anticipation or something illogical. A person has to step back and pause and think: Does this make sense? The first article about how ugly Whoopi Goldberg is has nothing to do with the second article about Florida’s problem with exotic snakes in the wild.
    At least I don’t think it does . . .

    Twain said it best: “If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed

  12. Just back from a Boston. Hope everyone had a good weekend. Looks like the republicans are going to fold on Hagel.

  13. Tony Stark
    February 18th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I work at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Frankly, I am not impressed by the quality of most of the SDA docs there.

    Another one from CA, howdie neighbor…sort of, about 6 hours north. 😉

  14. Bernie Goldberg was making a good point about the pipline that big media uses to destroy significant challengers. We saw it with Hillary, then Sarah Palin, then Gingrich, then Romney and now Rubio–and soon Carlson if he gains traction:

    Their snark and bias starts at the news desk which they control,

    Then it moves to the late night show, morons like Letterman, which they control

    Then it moves to the morning shows, which they also control.

    A closed loop of thought control which seeps into the public consciousness.

  15. Dr. Ben Carsons is a remarkable and outstanding man worthy of attention and respect. We really, really, like this guy (and his mother is out of this world wonderful).
    I am very impressed. Very. The focus group struggled to find the right word, but couldn’t. The right word is character. This guy is a man of character. The political system is not kind to people of character. It tried to co-opt them initially, and if that does not work they move to crush them if they have a following. Anything that poses a threat to the corrupt Washington DC establishment must be destroyed, and the national wealth and power must be sucked into that new Rome, even if it destroys the country.

  16. admin
    February 18th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Is it only SDA doctors that work at Loma Linda and have you seen the PBS series we linked to?
    No, but the vast majority are. Same thing with management. They have a lot of trouble hiring and keeping good docs in with their policies, and the few good docs that are still there are always thinking of leaving. No, I haven’t seen that PBS documentary.

  17. As my father-in-law likes to say, first rate hire first rate, while second rate hire third rate. LLUMC is full of second and third rate people, many of them in positions of power.

  18. Shadowfax
    February 18th, 2013 at 10:43 pm
    Tony Stark
    February 18th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Another one from CA, howdie neighbor…sort of, about 6 hours north.
    Greetings too from SoCal! Are you around San Jose or Santa Cruz or more inland like Modesto?

  19. The Boyfriend’s back…….

    President Obama has returned to Washington, from his solo vacation. He finally talked with the press on the ride back.

    Via the pool report:

    AF1 wheels down Andrews at 7:45pm. POTUS came back to have a 10-minute off the record talk with pool at the end of the flight.

    Reggie Love departed AF1 soon after POTUS, apparently a guest for the weekend.


    So Reggie spent the weekend alone with Bambi………

  20. MOP – Michelle’s counter to Reggie?
    Michelle Obama says midlife crisis is to blame for new hair style
    …Mrs Obama was asked about the new haircut during an interview with talk-show host Rachael Ray. She said: “This is my midlife crisis….”

    Looks like AM tee vee is picking up MeMe’s story. POTUS’S? Not so much. 😉

  21. On a few levels it seems the WH is slipping into a taunting mode so finely honed by a certain ethnicity over the years. Just taking into account the two news articles above – there is a sense of it. Then Uncle Joe seems to be willing to participate too, and you will not overlook the terrible oxymoronism embodied here (nor the puns):
    Biden: We’re counting on ‘legitimate media’ for successful gun control effort
    February 11, 2013 | 1:46 pm

  22. Where does The Love Machine live? How did he get to FL? I would also like a few details on Michelle’s trip, but the only thing we have is her hair diversion. The Simple Folk want to know.

  23. holdthemaccountable
    February 19th, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Where does The Love Machine live? How did he get to FL? I would also like a few details on Michelle’s trip, but the only thing we have is her hair diversion. The Simple Folk want to know.
    Pretty sure it is Chicago. 🙂

  24. I bet most of you know of obama supporters who defend obamacare by siting the program that protects people with pre-existing conditions. I know several people who bring this up all the time. Well, wait until they find out about this:

    Citing financial concerns, the Obama administration has begun quietly winding down one of the earliest programs created by the president’s health care overhaul, a plan that helps people with medical problems who can’t get private insurance.

  25. Click and see if you are curious. 😆

    Sorry Foxy, I don’t click any link unless I have an idea of what it’s about. Not afraid of a bad site hurting my ‘puter, just not that curious. 😉

  26. Reggie Love departed AF1 soon after POTUS, apparently a guest for the weekend.

    Reggie and Tiger, a boys weekend on Washington’s birthday.

  27. Here’s hoping little things really do mean a lot. This is part of an Obama Cult; I hope lots more turns up. On Feb 10th this was a local TV station’s story. Today at noon it was top story at

    Did Obama supporter vote 6 times in 2012? Ohio poll worker target of investigation
    SNIP Richardson claimed she had submitted an absentee ballot, but was afraid her vote would not count so she also voted in person. She also said she voted in the name of her granddaughter and yet another person.
    “There was absolutely no intent on my part to commit any voter fraud,” she insisted.
    Richardson’s granddaughter, India Richardson, confirmed to Fox News that her grandmother voted for her, by submitting an absentee ballot in her name. India told Fox News that she is not angry, and gave her permission to cast her absentee ballot.
    “It wasn’t a big deal,” she said.
    But election authorities say voting more than once, or in someone else’s name, is a big deal because it is illegal and threatens the credibility of the nation’s election system. “It appears she not only attempted to vote more than once, but was actually successful at it and having those additional votes counted,” Ohio Secretary of State John Husted, who is in charge of the state’s elections, told Fox News.

  28. Did Obama supporter vote 6 times in 2012

    This not only tells us that Obama supporters try to justify illegal voting, but have no trouble getting away with it.

    Did granny obot also carry around legal ID for all these people, oh, no ID needed to cheat. Yup.

    Makes our one little legal vote – WORTHLESS.

  29. Axelrod on NBC permanently….i think any chance of ever watching that network news ever again just got flushed down the toilet.

  30. O’Reilly and Krauthammer were discussing the media uproar at being excluded from a golf round involving Obama and Tiger Woods. What does this tell us? That in addition to being rabid ideologues, they wish to be poporatzi. That is pretty disgusting. But then O’Reilly says that Obama should not be playing golf with Woods, because Tiger has a controversial history. Viewed from his ex wife’s perspective a half billion dollars and a divorce would seem to be more than adequate compensation for his sins. But O’Reilly worries that it will somehow tarnish Obama’s image to be seen hanging out with Woods. My reaction is it may do more harm to Woods than Obama, because the last time I checked, Woods was not trying to destroy the country, only his marriage.

  31. Obama, the puppet master (Keep in mind this is from Politico)

    President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House.

    Not for the reason that conservatives suspect: namely, that a liberal press willingly and eagerly allows itself to get manipulated. Instead, the mastery mostly flows from a White House that has taken old tricks for shaping coverage (staged leaks, friendly interviews) and put them on steroids using new ones (social media, content creation, precision targeting). And it’s an equal opportunity strategy: Media across the ideological spectrum are left scrambling for access.

    The results are transformational. With more technology, and fewer resources at many media companies, the balance of power between the White House and press has tipped unmistakably toward the government. This is an arguably dangerous development, and one that the Obama White House — fluent in digital media and no fan of the mainstream press — has exploited cleverly and ruthlessly. And future presidents from both parties will undoubtedly copy and expand on this approach.

    “The balance of power used to be much more in favor of the mainstream press,” said Mike McCurry, who was press secretary to President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Nowadays, he said, “The White House gets away with stuff I would never have dreamed of doing. When I talk to White House reporters now, they say it’s really tough to do business with people who don’t see the need to be cooperative.”

    McCurry and his colleagues in the Clinton White House were hardly above putting their boss in front of gentle questions: Clinton and Vice President Al Gore often preferred the safety of “Larry King Live” to the rhetorical combat of the briefing room. But Obama and his aides have raised it to an art form: The president has shut down interviews with many of the White House reporters who know the most and ask the toughest questions. Instead, he spends way more time talking directly to voters via friendly shows and media personalities. Why bother with The New York Times beat reporter when Obama can go on “The View”?

    At the same time, this White House has greatly curtailed impromptu moments where reporters can ask tough questions after a staged event — or snap a picture of the president that was not shot by government-paid photographers.

    The frustrated Obama press corps neared rebellion this past holiday weekend when reporters and photographers were not even allowed onto the Floridian National GolfClub, where Obama was golfing. That breached the tradition of the pool “holding” in the clubhouse and often covering — and even questioning — the president on the first and last holes.

    Obama boasted Thursday during a Google+ Hangout from the White House: “This is the most transparent administration in history.” The people who cover him day to day see it very differently.

    “The way the president’s availability to the press has shrunk in the last two years is a disgrace,” said ABC News White House reporter Ann Compton, who has covered every president back to Gerald R. Ford. “The president’s day-to-day policy development — on immigration, on guns — is almost totally opaque to the reporters trying to do a responsible job of covering it. There are no readouts from big meetings he has with people from the outside, and many of them aren’t even on his schedule. This is different from every president I covered. This White House goes to extreme lengths to keep the press away.”

  32. On the voter fraud, you had MeMe going around everywhere saying “Each vote is important; talk to everybody, every vote counts. Work to get all the votes you can.” And tons of the churches were doing likewise. The big one in Philly, Mother Bethel AME cancelled an 11 AM service weeks ahead of the vote to divide the congregation in groups, each of which went to other church’s service to get them to do the same. Then you get into God is great, and black is the second priority. Exponential results no doubt. Even had the Latinos in on it this time. It is too much to ask for but I do wish a lot of this would spill out.

    And Philadelphia, of all places. Where the Republic was formed it shall now be disbanded. City of brotherly love. Michael Nutter acting like an ass rallying blacks agains Mitt Romney when he visited charter school there.

    Now white flesh is pasty. It used to be fair. QVC hostess this morning announced she’d had spray on tan applied yesterday to look proper with summer things. What a screwed up set of values everywhere. Not only do women pay to have bikini hair, facial hair, and maybe even underarm hair removed. Eyelashes & eyebrows styled, fingers and toenails painted – the extend of home preparation was bad enough, but now it is mostly salon visits that tend to these matters just mentioned. Sorry, got a bit off topic.

    I think this whole political debacle will keep me fired up until the day I die lol.

  33. a busy place. Now this is their top story:
    President Obama pinned the blame on Republicans Tuesday for looming spending cuts that may be triggered by what was originally a White House proposal — while a former leader of the president’s deficit commission said it’s Obama who’s on the path to a “failed presidency” if he can’t tackle the debt.

  34. Shadowfax
    February 19th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Reggie Love departed AF1 soon after POTUS, apparently a guest for the weekend.

    Reggie and Tiger, a boys weekend on Washington’s birthday.


    Put a Tiger in the tank. 😆 😆

  35. How Barry Won!!!! 👿

    A tenured professor who forced her students to sign pledges that they would vote for President Barack Obama last November should be fired, the college’s president recommended.

    Sharon Sweet, an associate professor of mathematics at Brevard Community College in Florida, is guilty of electioneering, harassment, and incompetence, according to a three-month investigation into her classroom behavior leading up to the November

  36. Shadowfax
    February 19th, 2013 at 11:35 am
    Tony Stark

    Near SF
    You must drive pretty fast then. It takes me 7 hours on I-5 to get up there.😁

  37. Tony S

    You must drive pretty fast then. It takes me 7 hours on I-5 to get up there.😁

    Actually, I haven’t driven in years, normally fly so you are correct.

  38. THEN. (Nov 2011) thegatewaypundit dot com/2013/02/flashback-in-2011-obama-threatened-to-veto-any-efforts-to-undo-sequester-cuts-video/

    AND NOW…. President Obama ramps up scare over looming budget cuts February 19, 2013 | 8:00 pm 6 Comments
    …Surrounding himself with first responders at a White House appearance, Obama warned that the across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, would take a “meat cleaver” to defense, education, medical research, air traffic control, and police and fire departments…. (video here too)

  39. In a lecture to conservatives at the Las Vegas Country Club, Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, admitted that the selection of CNN’s Candy Crowley to moderate the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in October 2012 had been a “mistake.”
    Crowley stirred controversy by intervening in the town hall-style debate to support Obama’s contention that he had referred to the Sep. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi as a terrorist attack the day after it had occurred

  40. So Crowley’s still there, but “High-profile morning anchor Soledad O’Brien is on her way out at CNN as new boss Jeff Zucker moves Erin Burnett into her morning slot, Page Six has exclusively learned.
    We’re told award-winning journalist O’Brien has indicated she is ready to leave after she was initially promised a plum prime-time slot, but that role has so far failed to materialize.”
    A source tells us: “The deal to move Erin to the morning alongside Chris Cuomo is basically done. Soledad had been told she’d get a prime-time slot, but that hasn’t yet happened, and now she is telling friends she is likely to leave.”

  41. this is rich…

    The Devil Made Them Do It

    Senate Democrats try to dodge responsibility for ObamaCare. . .


    “Powerful Democrats” subjected a top Obama administration health-care official “to withering criticism” last week, notes Walter Russell Mead. When Gary Cohen, head of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, appeared before the Senate Finance Committee, chairman Max Baucus of Montana and Sens. Ron Wyden (Ore.), Bill Nelson (Fla.) and Maria Cantwell (Wash.) “tore into him.”

    The hearing didn’t attract much journalistic attention; the only stories we could find about it were from a legislative trade publication (the Hill) and a health-policy one (Kaiser Health News). Here’s a summary of the senators’ complaints:

    “Baucus questioned how well the online health insurance marketplaces would interact with what he called ‘archaic’ computer systems at Social Security and the Internal Revenue Service,” Kaiser reports.

    Cantwell, the Hill reports, “criticized the administration for delaying implementation of the Basic Health Program–an option for states to provide cost-efficient health coverage outside of Medicaid and the law’s new insurance exchanges.” It was supposed to start next year but the administration is delaying it until 2015. Cantwell asked Cohen: “Are you artificially raising the cost to all taxpayers by trying to lure them onto the exchange?” (Cohen said no, the Basic Health Plan, in the Hill’s paraphrase, “simply had to take a backseat to other priorities.”)

    “Wyden pressed Cohen to help find ways to resolve a glitch in the law which may result in the denial of federal assistance to millions of Americans of modest means who could be priced out of family health coverage at work,” according to Kaiser. At issue is an IRS ruling limiting federal subsidies for such plans. Said Wyden: “We’ve got millions of people–working-class, middle-class people–who are going to be pushed into a regulatory health coverage no man’s land.” So much for President Obama’s promise that if you like your plan, you can keep it.

    And Nelson “hammered” the Department of Health and Human Services “for inviting Congress to cut funding for a new nonprofit insurance model,” as the Hill puts it:

    Funding for healthcare co-ops was eliminated in the year-end tax deal, and Nelson said officials offered up the program as a place Congress could cut.

    “Why was that negotiated away at the 11th hour?” Nelson asked.
    Cohen didn’t have an answer.

    Nelson noted that the co-ops funding was axed while applications for new co-ops were still in the pipeline. HHS had already approved a few new [sic] of them.

    “I want somebody to be accountable for this, and if it was a mistake, for somebody to own up to it,” Nelson said.
    If we’re going to hold people accountable, how about starting with Bill Nelson, who was among the 89 senators voting “yes” on the tax deal? Maybe that’s not entirely fair, since Nelson might have been unaware of that provision, and the expiration, less than two hours earlier, of the Bush tax cuts put genuine pressure on lawmakers to act quickly. Still, it’s odd for a member of Congress to be faulting the administration for a position it took in negotiating with Congress, rather than faulting himself and his colleagues for enacting a law whose provisions he doesn’t like.

    The other three senators have no excuse whatever. If the law is impracticable to implement, or if it gives too much discretion to executive-branch agencies like the IRS or the HHS, these problems could have been anticipated if lawmakers had not been so anxious to ram the bill through. Any single Democrat who was a member of the Senate in December 2009–including Baucus, Cantwell, Nelson and Wyden–could have single-handedly halted the process simply by joining the 40 Republicans in declining to approve a vote on the floor. Instead, every last one of them yielded to political pressure and voted “yes.”

    “Democrats are getting nervous and consequently are trying to put some distance between themselves and the ACA,” Mead observes, using the abbreviated formal styling of ObamaCare as the Affordable Care Act. “We don’t blame them for trying, but it may be a futile effort. For better or worse, their fates are now tied to that of Obamacare.”

    Indeed there isn’t much point in blaming them for trying. But they deserve the blame for imposing this monstrosity on the country. To quote Bill Nelson: “I want somebody to be accountable for this, and if it was a mistake, for somebody to own up to it.”


    I keep repeating myself…but just wait until the O supporters realize that the IRS is “watching” them and ready to “collect for healthcare” or pounce with penalities…

  42. Hold’um

    Hope you all have your live streams planned out for Horse Face’s first big speech.


    Ah nuts, I am too busy to watch HorseFace…too bad, so sad. 😆

  43. admin
    February 18th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    S, haven’t you heard that the poor and the middle class have stopped driving from sheer joy at Obama’s reelection? They don’t need gas anymore.


    yes, Admin…the O supporters are going to be overjoyed with O’s re-election when they realize they still have no job, or lucky to have a low paying $9-10 per hr job, plus gas they cannot afford, and they are forced to buy healthcare they thought was going to be free…or PAY the IRS a penalty and get nothing for it…

    yes, happy days ahead…and O goes missing playing ‘golf’ with Tiger…

  44. Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday morning to charges of misusing campaign funds.

    “Sir, for years I lived off my campaign,” Jackson told the judge. “I used money I shouldn’t have used for personal purposes.”

    “I did those things,” he said more than once, referring to the information provided by the prosecutor.

    At 11:12 am EST, the judge officially declared him guilty.

    Jackson Jr. resigned from office after it became clear that federal officials had mounted a case against him for using campaign funds for personal expenses. According to prosecutors, Jackson Jr. paid for memorabilia, trips, expensive watches and clothes.

    Jackson Jr. admitted to spending $750,000 in campaign funds, including a $43,350 gold watch.

    His wife, Sandra Jackson, is expected to also plead guilty this afternoon also before U.S. District Judge Robert L. Wilkins.

    The former congressman was joined in court by his father, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and other members of his family.

  45. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that Chuck Hagel “almost had tears in his eyes” as he explained to the former Nebraska senator that the expression “Jewish lobby” is rooted in a negative depiction of Jews.

    He almost had tears…what does this mean?

    – He was too ‘masculine’ to cry like Bonar?

    – He was almost sensitive enough to…(fill in the blank) _______

    Wadda a paper bag full of burning poo.

  46. “but just wait until the O supporters realize that the IRS is “watching” them and ready to “collect for healthcare” or pounce with penalities…”
    The Millennial creative class is in for a rude awakening in 2014-2015 when ACA starts to bite. The biggest surprise is the fact that the junk insurance that they will be forced to buy is unaffordable. ($15-20,000/year for a family “Bronze” policy). The real kicker is that the penalty “tax” is far too low to be effective; for an individual $60/month and $2000/employee for a business. For a young health person, the smart move is to pay the $60 and if they get injured or severely ill, sign up for insurance. Since there will be no denial for pre-existing conditions, it’s a no brainer for the individual but it financial ruin for the government insurance exchanges.

  47. New Jersey Poll: Hillary Clinton edges out Chris Christie…(again in another poll, and this is even better).

    Chris Christie: still popular, but not more popular than Hillary Clinton.

    The New Jersey governor has the highest approval rating, 74 percent, in Quinnipiac University’s 17 years of polling the Garden State. Only 22 percent disapprove of his job performance. Seventy-one percent of voters believe Christie deserves reelection this year, including 48 percent of Democrats. He leads Democratic challenger Barbara Buono, 62 percent to 25 percent.

    But in a potential 2016 matchup with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Garden State won’t stand by its man. Forty-nine percent would pick Clinton, and 45 percent would vote for Christie. While Christie is popular with the state’s Democrats, that support melts away in a matchup with Clinton. A full 86 percent would back her.

  48. Shadow on LongFaced SOS: you hide your disappointment well. ha ha. Somehow I thought it would be on foreign policy, but one headline shouted that he came out swinging about global warming….
    Then I read Michelle is planning nationwide tour for healthy eating.
    Then I see headline Clinton tops Christie in NJ.
    … kind of forget what I came to submit, but a control-V will refresh my memory lol:

    President Obama’s sequestration strategy: Shame.
    The White House’s plan relies almost entirely on the president’s ability to persuade. | Reuters
    Read more:

    Oh yeah. That. Relying almost totally on Oh’s ability to persuade.


    Lame Cherry points out this interesting link. Ohio was stolen. Why vote only once??

    * 90 cases of voter fraud alleged, 60 dismissed after “getting clarification”.

    * The 3 minjute video is priceless. One woman says it was a “simple mistake”, that she voted by mail AND in person.

    * One person tells of being bullied by neighbors to vote for Oturd.

    Ohio Officials: Poll Worker May Have Voted Six Times

    By Eliana Johnson
    February 19, 2013 3:37 P.M.

    Melowese Richardson is the Ohio poll worker who admitted to casting two votes in November for President Obama. Now, Ohio officials are investigating if she voted in the names of four other people as well and cast a total of six ballots in the 2012 election, according to Fox News. The investigation is part of a wider one into a number of cases of alleged voter fraud in Hamilton County, Ohio. Richardson says she filled out and submitted an absentee ballot on her granddaughter’s behalf, and her granddaughter has confirmed that claim, saying, “It wasn’t a big deal.” Furthermore:

    “Three other absentee ballots in the names of different people were submitted to the Board of Elections from Richardson’s address on Nov. 1. Officials say the handwriting on those ballots is similar and that they were all received together, on the same day that Richardson’s absentee ballot arrived at the office. Richardson maintains that some of the other voters live at her house.”

    “Attempts by Fox News to reach Richardson were unsuccessful, but she claimed to the local station that the votes were “absolutely legal votes.” ”

    Richardson is currently facing charges of voter fraud but maintains her innocence. “I can’t understand these charges against me of voter fraud,” she told Cincinnati’s Channel 9 News. “Have they never heard of . . . overlooking mailing in a ballot or registering to vote at a precinct after you’ve forgotten that you’ve mailed in a ballot or you’ve been told that the ballot may be too late?”

    The local news report below includes an interview with Richardson, who is set to appear before Ohio’s Hamilton County Board of Elections on Friday, as well as footage from the testimony of five other Ohio voters accused of voting, or attempting to vote, twice. One individual revealed she was unaware that it was illegal to vote twice, while several reported confusion caused by absentee ballots.

  50. foxyladi14
    February 20th, 2013 at 12:03 pm
    I will never understand this woman

    What would Pelousi say about it if it was Bush targeting American citizens???

    NP: “This is the greatest outrage since the killings in Mai Lai. The President has a higher standard. I think this could be called ‘treason’.”

    But when Obama does it?

    NP: “He musta had a good reason…Why on earth would I question the President of the United States??”

  51. From Chicago Tribune, & the whole thing is a good refresher course for me. Here is part:
    Obama, sequestered Wed 20 Feb 2013
    …With the Congressional Budget Office this month saying the government is on track to grow its debt by some $6 trillion to $9 trillion over the next decade, Obama was threatening dire consequences if total spending falls by a comparatively small $1.2 trillion over that time.
    His obvious intent is to have members of Congress face complaints about sequester cuts while they’re home on vacation this week. And who knows? Maybe we will see noisy throngs nationwide demand more spending. Or maybe not. Many millions of Americans want federal spending cut far more deeply than $1.2 trillion over 10 years.
    What’s most immediately at stake is Obama’s credibility. He talks often about the need to reduce federal deficits; you could be forgiven for concluding that he would see the sequester as a preordained way to start that crucial process. But in last week’s State of the Union address and other recent appearances, he has offered fewer specifics on curtailing federal borrowing and spending than he has on raising more revenues and creating new programs.
    Republicans counter that they caved to allow tax increases on the wealthy in the fiscal cliff deal, so now it’s time for Democrats to similarly agree to the spending cuts that deal postponed — either the sequester or some equivalent. They also note that House Republicans last year passed alternative cuts that would replace the sequester, but Senate Democrats weren’t interested….,0,1191274.story

  52. This is nauseating:

    Peres to give Obama Medal of Distinction

    President will honor his American counterpart for standing with Israel ‘in times of crisis’

    By Raphael Ahren February 18, 2013, 5:25 pm 13

    It is doubtful US President Barack Obama will rack up many tangible policy achievements during his upcoming Middle East trip. But if worse comes to worst, he won’t go home entirely empty-handed: President Shimon Peres on Monday announced that he will present his American counterpart with the Presidential Medal of Distinction during his March stay in Israel.

    “It will be the first time in history that a serving president of the United States of America will receive an award of this kind from the president of the State of Israel,” the President’s Residence announced in a press release Monday afternoon — which makes sense, given the fact that the award was only created last year.

    The decision to award Obama the medal was taken by Peres on the recommendation of the award’s advisory committee, the President’s Residence said.

    Thus, Peres will be awarding Obama a blue-ribboned medal less than a year after Peres himself received one in the White House: Last June, Obama, a 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, presented Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.

    “Barack Obama is a true friend of the State of Israel, and has been since the beginning of his public life,” Peres and the award committee said in explaining their decision. “As president of the United States of America, he has stood with Israel in times of crisis. During his time as president he has made a unique contribution to the security of the State of Israel, both through further strengthening the strategic cooperation between the countries and through the joint development of technology to defend against rockets and terrorism.”

    Obama’s presidency is typified by “an unswerving belief and ongoing fight for equality without any regard for religion, race, sexuality or gender and the strengthening of the weakest in society in the United States; and for the fulfillment of the values of democracy, human rights, solidarity and peace across the world,” the announcement stated. “Through his personal story and his agenda as president of the United States of America, Barack Obama is a symbol of democratic values and he exemplifies the spirit of equality of opportunity in American society.”

    more, if you can stomach it:

  53. foxyladi14
    February 20th, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    Rubio is still having fun over the water Bottles

  54. Peres to give Obama Medal of Distinction

    Just another unearned prize for Barry.

    Wonder how Bibi feels about this and the worse a country or person is treated, the more Barry rakes in the rewards.

    Worldwide stupidity.

  55. Shadow 3:56
    admin so aptly described our feelings with this statement from above: “We’re all on the Carnival Triumph now.”

  56. holdthemaccountable
    February 20th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Shadow 3:56
    admin so aptly described our feelings with this statement from above: “We’re all on the Carnival Triumph now.”

    Agreed! A voyage of the damned it seems like.
    Admin also nailed the description of Moochelle’s clothing choices. Check out her outfit in her official portrait, all it needs is the Pep Boys logo stitched on the front.

  57. admin
    February 18th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    S, haven’t you heard that the poor and the middle class have stopped driving from sheer joy at Obama’s reelection? They don’t need gas anymore.

    Obot Voter1: “I am SOOO happy that I voted for That Man several times, we kept the figurehead in power.:

    Obot Voter2: “I’ll drink to that”.

    Voter1: “You buyin’?”

    Voter2: “No I lost my job, and can barely afford gas for interviews”.

    Voter1: “Well I lost my house, after Obama’s foreclosure program turned out to be useless.”

    Voter2: “I got stuck with a hefty medical bill even though we have Obamacare”.

    Voter1: “But at least Obama won!”.

    Voter 2: “Woo hoo!!”.

  58. valleyboy
    February 20th, 2013 at 6:44 pm
    Certainly legions join me in rejoicing that the armpits are covered. I’m also appreciative of the bangs which have “grown” shorter during their brief existence. Now they are more than a hair’s breadth away from stabbing her eyes.

  59. still not happy with the fluff question Rubio asked Hillary…he had an opportunity I think he made a deal or was too cautious for whatever reason. Cruz is different.

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